Houston Construction Accident Lawyer
Houston Construction accidents often result in serious injury and even death. Contact Molina Law Firm today to discuss your case,
According to OSHA statistics, over 5000 workers died on the job in 2019, of which, 20% were from a construction accident. Whether you are an employee working in a construction zone or a civilian that got injured or killed due to safety lapses at a construction site, you have the right to fair compensation. Call Molina Law Firm when you need a Houston Construction Accident Lawyer. Overall, there are over 150,000 construction site accidents reported each year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
It is important that you understand how fault and responsibility are determined in Houston and in Texas.a
How Does a Houston Construction Accident Lawyer Prove Fault?
The insurance company will inevitably blame the injured worker for the accident. They will immediately begin their own investigation to find fault in something that you did or did not do. You need a Houston Construction Accident Lawyer at Molina Law Firm to begin your own investigation as soon as possible.
In Texas, the fault for an accident can get legally complicated. Rick Molina is a Houston Construction Accident Lawyer with experience in navigating the complexities of construction site accidents to maximize compensation for injured victims. Texas law allows the fault to be determined on a percentage basis. For example, if a jury determines the other side is 70% responsible for an accident, but you are determined 30% at fault, then your award may get reduced by the percentage of your responsibility. More importantly, if you are found to be more than 50% responsible for an accident, then you may get zero (0) compensation.
This video will help you understand how fault is determined in a Houston Construction Accident.
What Are the Damages in A Houston Construction Accident?
Work Construction Accident damages generally fall under two categories: economic and noneconomic.
Economic damages are generally out-of-pocket damages such as medical expenses and lost earnings or loss of earning capacity. In wrongful death cases, these damages can also include funeral expenses.
Non-economic damages are intangible damages such as pain, suffering, disfigurement, and physical impairment. In wrongful death cases, these damages can also include loss of companionship.
The described non-economic damages may oftentimes be the greatest amount of damages and the most important to present to a jury. A jury will need to hear how an injury affected the worker and his family. This evidence may include, photos, videos, depositions, expert reports, and witness statements. An experienced lawyer will work to produce this evidence to the jury to receive maximum compensation.
What Are the Causes of Houston Construction Accidents?
It seems as though Houston is always under construction. Houston is always developing, and always progressing. Safety is the number one priority in these construction jobs. Accidents can happen in many ways, buy here are some common causes of construction accidents:
What makes us different?
The Molina Law Firm has been representing construction accident victims for over 20 years, helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against insurance carriers. Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing upfront and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive only when we have won your case. Don’t go against the insurance carriers alone. Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf. We have the knowledge, resources, and experience to get you all the compensation for your loss, pain, and suffering.
Work Accident Statistics
According to the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) the rate of non-fatal workplace injury and illness in Texas has decreased marginally over the years. Texas has significantly less injuries per 100 workers than the country as a whole.
In 2021, TDI reported 533 fatal workplace injuries in Texas which is a significant increase over 2020 of 469.
What To Do After A Construction Accident?
Whether you are a construction worker or a bystander that was injured in a construction site accident. The first thing you should do is get medical attention. Serious injuries, such as broken bones, may be obvious but some injuries that affect the neck or back can become worse over time. It is always a good idea to get evaluated by medical professionals in the event of a construction site accident injury.
Now, if you are a construction site worker employed by a contractor, you should let your employer know as soon as possible. Texas has workers’ compensation laws that will go into effect if your contractor contracts with them.
Report your injury immediately
Do not downplay how injured you may be. If you have been hurt or got sick due to a work-related incident, report it immediately. The responsibility then shifts on your employer to get the workers' compensation ball rolling.
Get medical attention
Go see a doctor. Workers' compensation laws pays your medical care resulting form the accident. See the workers' compensation doctor who will document the extent of your injuries. You may be hurt worse than you think.
Don't just depend on your employer to get everything right. Get a copy of your accident report. Write down everything you remember about the accident as well as a list of witnesses. If you are able, take some photos with your phone.
If you are involved in a construction site accident that resulted in injury, you or your attorney will want to gather as much evidence as possible including photos, witness statements, and other pertinent information to help get compensation for your losses.
If you have been seriously injured at work, it is important that you get an experienced personal injury attorney to help you. Time is important. Contact us.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Accidents At Work
What is covered by workers' compensation insurance
Any work-related injury or illness is covered by workers’ compensation. Even pre-existing conditions may be covered if it was aggravated or advanced by the accident at work.
What can I receive from workers' compensation?
Benefits are administered by the workers’ compensation insurance and are regulated by Texas Law. Workers’ compensation benefits typically include payment of all medical bills related to your injury, part or all lost wages and in some cases training for a new job if you can no longer function in your current job.
My company does not have workers' compensation injsurance. Now what?
Most large companies participate in Texas Workers’ Compensation. If your employer does not, then they can be directly sued for damages and compensation.